English

Chick-Lit

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Through a series of six lessons you will gain an understanding of the genre of Chick-Lit, its key features and examples of famous Chick-Lit novels. You will also get a chance to start crafting your own protagonist!

Black women in the music industry

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Through a series of six lessons you will gain an understanding of the way Black women are represented in the music industry. Whilst learning about the discriminatory attitudes that exist in the music industry you will also learn about positive role models. You will apply your knowledge through designing, drawing and speech writing meaning this lesson focuses on multimedia.

Disability Representation

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This is a series of lessons is on disability representation for KS3 learners. Through a series of lessons you will learn more about how disability has been explored through different art mediums and why positive representation is important.

Diet Culture

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An exploration of how diet culture has permeated the consciousness of mainstream society. We also look at fatphobia and healthy relationships with food. Pupils will get the opportunity to create a leaflet and present as part of a group.

Diversity and Inclusion

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This is a series of lessons on diversity and inclusion for KS2 children. By the end of the lesson, children should be able to understand what discrimination, diversity and social inclusion mean. By the end of the unit, they should write a magazine article to explain to other children what diversity is and how they can be more inclusive.

Personal Pronouns

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Through a series of six lessons you will be looking at an introduction to personal pronouns and gender identity.

Pride

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A brief look at PRIDE and LGBT+ History.

The World’s Wife

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This is a 6 lesson project looking at versions of events from a woman’s point of view. Using ‘The Worlds Wife’ collection of poems by Carol Ann Duffy we explore stereotypes and how the media perceive women and events today.

Introducing Literary Theory

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Studying literature is so much more than ‘the blue curtains reflect the protagonist’s sadness’. Analysing texts can be a bold, exciting and radical act! In this cycle of six lessons, you will be introduced to six main schools of literary theory (Marxism, feminism, gender studies & queer theory, postcolonialism and animal studies & ecocriticism). What you will learn will both complement and challenge what you have been taught in the classroom and help you see your favourite literary texts (and maybe even the world) in a whole new light!

diversity on screen alternative curriculum

Diversity on Screen

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These lessons highlight the importance of inclusivity on screen and how what we see on TV and in films affects us in everyday life. We also learn how to analyse articles and the importance of different perspectives.